Asked Nov 17, 2019

If you were to cut a small permanent bar magnet in half, does it mean neither piece would be magnetic, or each piece would in itself be a smaller bar magnet with both north and south poles, or something else?


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When you cut a magnet in half it will can end up with two magnets. Consider a small permanent magnet as a bundle of tiny magnets, called magnetic domains, that are jammed together. Each one reinfo...

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